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A wonderfully fragrant meal that we've served at a dinner party and it was enjoyed by all.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
27 mins
total:
42 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook bow-tie pasta at a boil, stirring occasionally, about 9 minutes. Add asparagus and cook until pasta is tender yet firm to the bite, about 3 minutes more; drain.

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  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat; cook and stir mushrooms, red bell pepper, and garlic until tender, 5 to 10 minutes. Reduce heat and stir in chicken, artichoke hearts, pesto, salt, and red pepper flakes; cook and stir until heated through, about 5 minutes.

  • Mix pasta and asparagus into chicken mixture, adding chicken broth if some moisture is needed. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over the top.

Cook's Note:

For a slightly nutty flavor, you can broil the asparagus then add to the chicken mixture.

Nutrition Facts

563 calories; protein 37.8g; carbohydrates 52.6g; fat 22.9g; cholesterol 77.3mg; sodium 963.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (5)

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Rating: 4 stars
01/10/2018
I love all the flavors that went into this pasta! Make sure you buy a good pesto since that is the predominant flavor profile in the pasta. Even better you could make your own! I did use more pesto than the recipe called for because it was a little dry and I wanted a stronger pesto taste. I also only used 12 oz. of pasta instead of 16 oz. since that is the size the bowtie pasta box. Read More
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7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
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Rating: 4 stars
01/10/2018
I love all the flavors that went into this pasta! Make sure you buy a good pesto since that is the predominant flavor profile in the pasta. Even better you could make your own! I did use more pesto than the recipe called for because it was a little dry and I wanted a stronger pesto taste. I also only used 12 oz. of pasta instead of 16 oz. since that is the size the bowtie pasta box. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/30/2018
The taste was very good I forgot to put in the pesto but it was still tasty though a bit dry. I don't know if 1/3c of pesto would have made that much difference. I will add some broth tonight when I reheat the leftovers. The cooking time for the asparagus will vary on the diameter of the asparagus. I used the fatter ones so I would suggest adding it earlier as it took at least 5-6min to become tender and not chewy. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2020
Easy, delicious, full of amazing flavors! I followed the recipe closely, with the only change being 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper instead of red pepper flakes. I might switch out bow tie pasta for spaghetti or linguine, but thats it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2019
I really like this as it was not heavy. I halved the recipe. I definately will make this again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2018
Great and tasty recipe! I actually used linguine for the noodles and chicken breasts. I also skipped the pesto and just used basil alone. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/31/2019
I doubled the recipe and added fresh Parmesan and more chicken broth and basil pesto. The dish was a success. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2021
It was sooo delicious! Everyone in our family loved it! We left out the artichoke heart out of personal preference, changed out the Parmesan for mozzarella and roasted a chicken at home the day before to reduce the salt from a store bought rotisserie. Read More